Welcome to Coastwise North Devon

Look below and around the website for Coastwise activities in North Devon which has some of the most spectacular and varied coastal scenery in the country and wonderful seascapes. The coastal and marine life is amongst the richest in the country.

Wild and unspoiled places are interspersed by coastal communities and popular resorts where livelihoods owe much to the coast and sea.

It is the aim of Coastwise, an independent community initiative, to increase understanding of the coast, its wildlife, and its importance to North Devon in the past, present and the future. We do this through sharing knowledge, undertaking conservation activities and projects, and addressing current issues.

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Talks Blogs with YouTube links to watch any you missed

  • Friday, January 15, 2021 - 12:18 an important task that requires input from many local and environmental authorities. This is the role of Nigel Mortimor, a marine biologist who is the South Devon AONB's Estuaries Officer...
  • Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 09:15
    ......definitely of the Spring Talks Series, which has topics ranging from ecological test systems to bristleworms, and including something of marine interest for everyone, including a chance to show...
  • Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 11:22
    ........according to Dr Paul Naylor, an old fried of Coastwise, who gave a talk to members on Fascinating Marine Animals, the challenges they face, and interesting behaviour. Paul is a marine...
  • Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 16:47
    Dr Luiza Borges gave us the first ever Zoom talk from mainland Europe on 'boring marine organisms'. Most of us have seen 'shipworm' holes in driftwood without understanding why they were there. Only...
  • Friday, November 27, 2020 - 11:43
    .......don't deter serious rockpoolers, said Heather Buttivant, an old friend of Coastwise, as she stiffened members' backbones and inspired them to get out despite the season. Heather's message...
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 17:02
    ................according to Sam Hallam, who's researching oceanic trends that influence climate at Southampton University, with support from Spitfire, Southampton Partnership for Innovative Training...


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